Few ultralight manufacturers address the core needs of folks that go huntin’, so check out the ultralight Doubl’Barr’L that tips the scales under a pound and can singe the tailfeathers of a bumblebee at ninety millimeters.
With a barrel length of 30 cm and simultaneous firing of both chambers, this powerhouse is a weapon that should incite fear and repentance in anything an eight year old would find fun to burn up.
Innovative, petroleum-based molded materials house a butane chamber that brings new meaning to the ultralight hiker’s claim, “I’m packing some ultralight heat.”
“It’s just plum perfect for barbecues, frat parties, and singing the ends of Spectra cord,” says Kentucky thru-hiker Mitch, who goes by the trail name “I’m Mitch, ya’dummie, ‘already told ya that.” Mitch also brought up a wealth of other applications, most of which were illegal and he respectfully requested that he remained off the record about them, in case his momma was readin’ this.
When we tested the weapon, it misfired at first. To see if the choke is all plugged up, Mitch peered way down into the barrel and squinted while we fired it up again. Whoo-wee, Mitch, gotta watch those eyebrows next time, provin’ the theory we done proved time and time and tiiiime again that ultralight gear comes with an education cost.
The Doubl’Barr’L conceals nicely into the front of your pants, and rolls up all cozy in your foam pad too. We like it slung through a webbin’ loop on the shoulder straps of our rucksack. Mitch clipped his right into the suspender buckle on his Dickies. Talk about systems integration.
Hey, so check out the Doubl’Barr’L Facts ‘n Figures:
- Not sanctioned by the California EPA
- Not made with recyclable materials
- Not saleable to people who don’t have a cousin named Raymond
- Manufacturer: We dunno. We asked Mitch and all he said was, “It’s a conspiracy.” The he winked. Scary.
- Weight: Lighter than a good coon gun, that’s for dang sure
- MSRP: worth hagglin’ over if ya got the time…
Photo: Backpacking Light Sales Manager and Montana resident Joel Walthall lines up the Doubl’Barr’l. When we asked him what he had in his sights, he said, “Comp’nies that make gear that’s just too dang heavy.”